Field says the book is “about the little girl that I was, about the teenager who backed into becoming a celebrity, and about the craft that taught me to stand on my feet, a craft that helped me find my way out of a complicated childhood.”
Millicent Bennett, GCP’s Executive Editor, acquired the North American rights from Molly Friedrich of The Friedrich Agency. In Pieces will be published in hardcover print, e-book and audio editions in the Fall of 2018.
“I have been a lifelong fan of Sally Field’s work on the stage and screen, and it was a thrill to discover that her talents extend deep into the craft of writing, as well,” said Bennett said. “Told in her own appealing, unforgettable voice, this is a raw, gorgeous, and moving account of life as a woman in the second half of the twentieth century.”
GCP says Field has been writing the memoir for more than five years, and the memoir will mark the first time the actress extensively discusses her private life. Born in Pasadena, California and raised in a show-business family, Field began her career in 1964 in the television series Gidget. Her extensive credits range from that early TV role through Oscar winning turns in Places of the Heart and Norma Rae. She recently starred in the indie hit Hello, My Name is Doris. She received an Emmy Award for her role as Nora Walker on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters.
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